“Awfully Lawful” Premieres at 29 Ratings Points

By on June 18, 2013 in TV Dramas

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TVB’s summer television season is off to a rocky start. Viewers were not very impressed by the first episode of the summer kick-starter Awfully Lawful <熟男有惑>, a legal comedy drama that premiered on Monday, June 17. However, the series averaged 29 ratings points, and peaked at 30 points.

Awfully Lawful is a comedy about the colorful romantic lives of four middle-aged solicitors, portrayed by Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Johnson Lee(李思捷), Pal Sinn (單立文), and Raymond Cho (曹永廉). Sharon Chan (陳敏之), Selena Li (李詩韻), Joyce Tang (滕麗名), and Grace Wong (王君馨) portray the love interests.

With a similar support cast and law firm setting, many casual TVB audiences almost mistook Awfully Lawful as a continuation of TVB’s sitcom, Come Home Love <愛‧回家>, which airs in an earlier time slot. As an episode used for establishing characters and their story line, many viewers found the premiere of Awfully Lawful slow-moving and boring as well.

Ceci SoHowever, out of the hoard of redundant characters, there is one lady who caught the attention of netizens – Luk Yip Hing, the busty secretary of Solo, portrayed by Roger Kwok. Luk Yip Hing is portrayed by Ceci So (蘇恩磁), a veteran “Greenleaf” actress who has been in the television business since the 1970s.

Ceci is a graduate of TVB’s second artist training class in 1973. She is best known for her small supporting roles in TVB dramas as a rich housewife or a nosy neighbor. Among her best-known roles are major supporting characters like “Lee Chau Shui” in 1997’s Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils <天龍八部>, “Auntie Sze” in the 2010 sitcom Show Me the Happy <依家有喜>, and “Deneuve” in 2012’s Divas in Distress <巴不得媽媽…>.

The 60-year-old actress posted a photo of herself as the full-bosomed Miss Luk on her Weibo, writing, “My most sexy [appearance] since joining the industry…Awfully Lawful!” In the photo, Ceci wore a tight black blouse that showed cleavage.

Liza Wang (汪明荃) replied to Ceci’s post, writing, “Auntie So, [you] have the ingredients!” Ceci replied, “All thanks to the help of our wardrobe department!”

Produced at 20 episodes, Awfully Lawful will end its run on July 12, 2013, in which it will be replaced by wuxia drama Karma Rider <師父·明白了>.

Source: Apple Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

39 comments to “Awfully Lawful” Premieres at 29 Ratings Points

  1. sel_fi_wu says:

    sharon and selena over niki chow any day! niki can’t act! change of heart sucks!

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    • arron.y replied:

      lol you sure?

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      • Michael replied:

        Sure

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      • rOgEr KwOk replied:

        Sure. A change of heart not that nice compared to this. I prefer watching Joey Meng in Inbound Troubles, much more lively. In a change of heart, she seems quite stiff, not much to showcase.

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    • doris lee replied:

      Agree! Hope that TVB will give both of them – Selena & sharon – more chances to
      act. Niki can’t act but in a way she is
      better than Sire Ma!

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    • Pi replied:

      Do you have eyes? Niki Chow and A Change Of Heart are awesome.

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  2. Yee says:

    Where do people watch this? The site i used before is down….

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    • UNI replied:

      THANK YOU !!!

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  3. AC says:

    I didn’t think the first episode was boring at all. I thought it was a good set up introducing the 4 guys.

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    • pandamao replied:

      yeah – the 4 men were introduced really well. i enjoyed it a lot 🙂

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    • rOgEr KwOk replied:

      Same too. Roger woke up as a vampire, and then he was accused of ditching a baby. Haha!

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    • Purplegirl replied:

      I think so too. The set up was pretty unique especially when they are in the law firm and it showed how each 4 of them dealt with the client. Kinda like showing us how their personalities are different from each other.

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  4. ha ha idiot says:

    Johnson Lee is an idiot ‘kong chou lou’. i hate him.

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    • drama boy replied:

      Yes, agreed, johnson is silly, outcast and idiotic. i hate him too.

      Why does TVB always pair him with my no.1 leng lui, Selina Li?

      She was his wife too in ‘Wish & Switch’

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  5. LUCY says:

    This drama is so funny I love it.

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  6. sel_fi_wu says:

    dislike johnson lee’s acting but ok with roger and the rest. definitely support sharon and selena! tvb really sucks to not be able to produce different support cast than come home love!

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  7. Woooo says:

    The first episode was quite good. I like how the 4 lawyers are so good at what they do, but hate going to work or dream about another career. I have to agree that Selena li and Sharon chan are definitely more interesting to watch than niki chow

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    • rOgEr KwOk replied:

      Yea, I think Sharon Chan improved A LOT from the previous pairing with Roger in Queens of Diamonds and Hearts. And she is quite tall and pretty.

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  8. Smart Aleck says:

    TVB tries different methods and plots.. shot down by audiences
    TVB uses similar methods…still shot down
    Who are these critics people? LOL

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  9. ebbie says:

    Ceci looks GREAT for her age!!!

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  10. zann says:

    Boring? It started off really funny for me tho! Especially the part where Roger was telling the two mushroom hair kids how Santa aint real and the kids behind him heard and started screaming and crying HAHAHAHAH it was so funny!

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  11. Funn Lim says:

    Luk Yip Hing sounds like Yip Yuk Hing. Wow the veteran is 60? Doesn’t look past 50!

    Is it good? I have recorded, not watched yet.

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  12. Shrimpboat says:

    Yay for a veteran greenleaf getting recognition! She is a wonderful actress.

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  13. rOgEr KwOk says:

    Why can’t this drama be at least 30 episodes? It’s so good especially when there is Roger. But his outfits sometimes look a bit weird. He looks better in a suit.

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  14. Selena says:

    This is very funny.

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  15. brucelee decendent says:

    Hate Johnson Lee! bring bad name to my surname LEE.

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  16. Pinky Kang says:

    When it start …I know it copy from korean serial
    A gentleman dignity….oh no…..

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    • Purplegirl replied:

      Ohh I didn’t watch the Korean one so I couldn’t tell. Is it that similar?

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      • rOgEr KwOk replied:

        The characters are slightly similar just that their occupation is different. In a gentleman’s dignity, the main protagonist which in Awfully Lawful, Solo (portrayed by Roger), named his car i think Betty. While Roger named his car Island. Lol still remember the salted fish hanging in his car.

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  17. Hannah says:

    Peaked at 30? Isn’t that considered high nowadays? It’s only the first episode though.

    Roger’s series tends to do well. I’m not surprised.

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    • May replied:

      Did the series w/him running that noodle factory do that good? I thought it was a terrible series, but stayed on just to watch Roger. I knew others that just gave up on the series all together.

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      • rOgEr KwOk replied:

        That drama averaged only 26 throughout. I watched it because of Roger, and I thought it was pretty good. But many criticized the drama because Sunny is loud and then there were some elements similar to that of Moonlight Resonance. I was surprised it did so badly because I expected it to average at least 30.

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      • rOgEr KwOk replied:

        Anyway i forgot to mention. That drama is called Wax and Wane (团圆)

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  18. kelvin says:

    no one mention pal sinn ? i thought he did super well in the first 2 episode. the last time i remember him was at god of gamblers as a villian.

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  19. sj says:

    who’s that guy in red clothes? don’t know why Tony Leung pop up in my head when ever i see him on screen.

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  20. Mt says:

    Like Sharon Chan, but kinda wish TVB would cast Roger Kwok with Margie Tsang again.

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    • rOgEr KwOk replied:

      Me too. They are proficient in acting. I would want to see them as a couple, rather than siblings in D.I.E

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      • Mt replied:

        Agree with you on that one. I think it’s a bit rude to have Margie play Roger’s older sister. They def look more like a couple.

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  21. Pi says:

    Let it fall.

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